VIPINGO RIDGE is a resort golf club with a mission. Designed by former Kenyan Open winner, David Jones, and located in 2,500 acres some 27 miles north east of Mombasa this idyllic setting provides wonderful views across the Indian Ocean and perfect playing conditions. But there is much more to it than that. Continue reading
SHOULD GOLF really be included in the Olympics? If John Daly, Darren Clarke and Miguel Angel Jiminez are selected to participate in the 2016 Brazil games, where golf makes its first appearance since 1904, we shall witness the very first televised Olympic contest where competitors will be smoking during their event. Continue reading
ONE OF THE MORE infuriating things that a golfer can say during a round is ‘Apparently trees are 90% air.’ This is only ever said to an opponent whose ball has just smashed into one and bounced deep into the jungle. Apart from that, trees bring beauty to a course and joy to golfers when not stuck behind them or ricocheting off them. But for greenkeepers at this time of year trees simply mean an awful lot of hard work. Continue reading
TOURISTS PROWLING St Mark’s Square with a golf bag slung over their shoulder rather than a camera are a rare sight in Venice. But golfers who know appreciate that, just 30 minutes away by water taxi, is a splendid holiday course to enjoy, free from the hustle and bustle and sharp suited men keen to get you on a day trip to their cousin’s glass factory on Murano. Continue reading
THIS MONTH, Royal Ashdown Forest head pro, Tim Cowley, takes us for some winter sunshine and tells us how to cope with tricky and unusual playing conditions.
‘I’d give up golf if I didn’t have so many sweaters.’ Bob Hope
MERRY CHRISTMAS, A VERY HAPPY 2014 AND GOOD GOLFING TO ALL OUR READERS!